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Body Surgery

Plastic surgery for the body continues to grow in popularity for both men and women. Liposuction and abdominoplasty rank in the top five most popular cosmetic procedures as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Many patients choose Meritus Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery for their body procedures to enhance their body’s natural curves through liposuction, a tummy tuck, or a lift. Whether you have had significant weight loss, or you want to improve tone or contour your shape, there are many options available to you.

Body Procedures

Multiple pregnancies*, massive weight loss, and genetics can cause sagging, unwelcome skin around your stomach area. This excessive abdomen skin doesn’t respond to diet and exercise – no matter how hard you work.

An Abdominoplasty ( also known as a Tummy Tuck) is a surgical procedure that targets and removes excess skin and fat cells from the middle and lower abdomen. It also tightens and firms the abdominal wall to prevent future sagging and reduces the appearance of a protruding stomach. An Abdominoplasty can even improve or remove abdominal scars from Cesarean delivery and previous surgeries.

An Abdominoplasty is recommended for those who want more than a liposuction procedure, which targets only localized fat accumulations, and less than a body lift, which can cause extensive scarring around the body.

Unwanted fat deposits may keep you from reaching your preferred body shape. If you have tried diet and exercise, but the fat will not budge, liposuction can help. 

Liposuction body sculpting (also known as suction-assisted lipectomy) is a safe method of fat removal on the hips, thighs, stomach, face, arms, and neck.

As one of the most common surgical procedures at Meritus Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery, liposuction works by loosening fat deposits under the skin and then vacuuming them out. Liposuction removes existing fat deposits, and if you experience future weight gain, it is unlikely that new fat deposits will settle into the treated area.

As you age, upper arm skin on men and women can become loose and flabby. A Brachioplasty (also known as an arm lift) can solve this problem.

A brachioplasty is a cosmetic surgery that removes the excess skin and fat deposits to create a more aesthetically pleasing and youthful contour of the arm. Occasionally, an arm lift is paired with liposuction to create the best possible cosmetic result.

As you age or gain weight, your skin loses natural firmness and smoothness. This can result in unwanted excess soft tissue along the inner and/or outer thighs that creates the look of saggy, loose skin.

Thigh lift surgery reshapes the thighs by reducing this excess skin and fat. This cosmetic procedure results in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.